alexa Bamboo: a new source of carbohydrate for biorefinery.
Chemistry

Chemistry

Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry

Author(s): He MX, Wang JL, Qin H, Shui ZX, Zhu QL,

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Abstract Bamboo is perennial woody grass, which distributed widely in the world and belonged to the Gramineae family and Bambuseae subfamily. It may be consider as a candidate lignocellulosic substrate for bio-ethanol production for its environmental benefits and higher annual biomass yield. The conversion of bamboo into bio-ethanol, bio-methane, natural food, flavonoids, and functional xylo-oligosaccharides production were reviewed in this paper. Future prospects for research include pretreatment, enzymatic hydrolysis and fermentation will also be performed to improve the whole process of ethanol production more economical. And revealing the molecular regulation mechanism of the fast growth of bamboo will provide chance for improving bamboo or other energy plants biomass yield through genetic engineering. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This article was published in Carbohydr Polym and referenced in Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry

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